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#1 kanders2


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Posted 04 November 2007 - 05:51 PM

Rumor they are discontinuing CAK.

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 07:18 AM

Hi kanders2,

Yes, great product but a very small market.  With Meade/Coronado current financial problems they need to focus on those products with the greatest ROI.


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:41 PM

Does anyone have any official words on future plans of Meade for the Coronado solar line? It does not appear there is much space for R&D, given that an entire existing product line has been cut down (and, those investment had been invested long since; and return won't obviously return, if production is halted). Should the sun-lovers out here, that for whatever reasons prefer non-thermostated filters, look for alternatives to the EXCELLENT and patented technology of Coronado? Or should we expect that after some reorganization, coronado is sold and production of ca-k - and r&d on new exciting products - starts again? I would like to hear both the musings of my fellow customers, and if possible, a few words from a Meade rep. Thanks y'all.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 09:37 PM

I think it would be a shame if its discontinued. At the moment, I don't see any serious competition in the CaK market.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:20 AM


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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:23 PM

would have loved to get my hands on a standalone CaK filter, but alas no such luck.  still, that little CaK PST gives some great views! :)

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:44 PM

According to their latest financial reports they claim it will take a few years to get their house in order.  So moving manufacturing to Mexico is not going to be a quick fix.  It make sense to cut SKU numbers.  Hopefully this will help create opportunities for other companies.

Are the Coronado products Hecho en Mexico?

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